Friends for a lifetime!
The decision to go for studying abroad is one of the best I have ever made. Why? - Because it was one of the most wonderful experiences in my life. I am very grateful that I got the possibility to spend a semester of my studies in Germany, Remagen. This experience has influenced me very positively both personally and in terms of education. I had the opportunity to meet so many great people here and to gain knowledge from highly skilled and experienced Professors. My semester here started in the second half of March and finished at the end of July. I took part in 15 subjects, and two of them were weekend workshops -that is why the first two weeks I was present at the university every day. What I liked the most was having all classes with regular German Students since it was a great occasion to meet new people. In the first seminar, we were working in mixed groups every time, so we had the possibility to meet and talk to someone new personally. That was very helpful to "break the ice" and make new acquaintances. ;) In this way, during my first weekend here I met for the first time two warm-hearted persons who became my best friends, who helped me anytime I asked for, thanks to whom I will have so beautiful memories from Germany and who I will miss very much. I'm so greatly thankful to them for everything they have done for me, for every answer to any question, for all help and an amazing time which we spent together. It means a lot to me. My best friends introduced me to their friends and that is how I met more local Students. I felt very good in their company and almost every new student who I met was very nice and kind to me, which made me even happier being here. I really felt welcomed. At the university, I had many interesting subjects which I willingly attended. Professors conducted classes in a very interesting way, making classes interactive - which I highly appreciate. I also had an opportunity to attend some classes with exchange Professors, additionally having the possibility to find out some information from them about their countries, which enriched my education even more. I was living in Remagen, in a flat located close to the train station. Having a semester ticket on my student card was a big convenience since I could travel to cities like Koblenz, Bonn, and Köln easily. Remagen is a small town. To any place here you can go on foot, but you can also use public transportation with your student card. I am very impressed of this place, since I loved to spend evenings by the beautiful Rhine River watching sunsets there, admiring the breath-taking landscape from Erpeler Ley Mountain and admiring German architecture, like Apollinariskirche (the church) up on the hill in Remagen. This is a very calm and peaceful town and for me was an amazing place to live in, especially that the trip to big city - Bonn takes up to 20 minutes by train. And you can enjoy views of riverside from the train's window. I have a feeling that time flew too fast in this great place. I would like to have more free time for travelling and visiting surrounding cities and the region because Germany is such a beautiful country. Being here I had a precious chance to learn and practice German language skills. Attending a language course at the university was very helpful to obtain new knowledge and practicing with native speakers was the best solution to implement new learning! Going to study abroad was a wonderful experience for me because I met many fantastic people, I got to know German culture and learned a lot at the university. Professors were very kind, helpful and supported us with their knowledge and experience. I have met many amazing people: Professors, German Students as well as Exchange Students, whom I will always warmly remember, but the special place in my heart is for the best friends, thanks to whom my semester here was magnificent! I would like to thank everyone who made my exchange stay possible, especially Dr. Rashimah Rajah who did the most of job in order to enable me coming and stay here, including finding a flat (what could be a big challenge if I would have to do it on my own). Many thanks to the authorities of the RheinAhr Campus University for accepting me as an exchange student for the summer semester and a big thank you to Professors of course, for teaching me! Going to Erasmus is an incredible experience! I would recommend it to everyone!